Niagara History Center is taking applications to fill the paid summer internship of an office assistant.

The internship is funded by the Grigg-Lewis Foundation Workership Program.

Eligible applicants are: students currently enrolled in college or accepted for college this fall; and residents of eastern Niagara County or attending a college in the county.

The office assistant will work primarily at Niagara History Center headquarters, 215 Niagara St., and also at Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., and Bond-Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., all in Lockport. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from mid May through mid August.

Candidates for hire should possess good organizational skills, Microsoft Office knowledge, multi-tasking ability and ease in speaking before a group. The assistant will: assist in interpreting the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks for school groups and tourist; be assigned light housekeeping duties including moving light objects such as books and artifacts; be assigned writing, filing and copying duties; and work in the museum gift shop.

Applications are due by midnight March 9. To obtain a blank, go to niagarahistory.org or call 434-7433. Completed applications should be emailed to Mellissa Dunlap, executive director, at melissa@niagarahistory.org.

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